Get Involved!

community collaborative

WHO WE ARE:
A group of parents, teachers and community members who want to support and engage with our teachers, students and the community. 

WHAT WE DO:
This group’s primary function centers around community within our school and Greensboro. We will have several core areas of focus this year, including ones that align directly with the school’s mission. Additionally, we will organize regular activities such as teacher appreciation snacks, coordinating volunteer needs, assisting with events, building a community garden, etc. 

WHEN DO WE MEET:
Meetings are once a month, but individual committees may meet at separate times. Additionally, the school will hold a community Family Night the last Thursday of each month. There will be a contact from the Collaborative leadership team (C4) at these events to answer questions. Miss a meeting? Don’t worry! Come the next time! 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED:
There are many ways to participate! Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, we hope all parents will get involved. As we develop this year’s core initiatives, expect to receive emails and notification on involvement opportunities. Have lots of ideas? Please attend our C4 leadership meetings, held monthly!   

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION: 
Upcoming events and collaborative news will be included in school newsletters. Additionally, please look for information on TESG’s website and Facebook page. http://www.tesgk8.org  Facebook handle: @tesg2018

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The C4 is made up of family or community members interested in leadership roles in the Community Collaborative. Currently, the C4 is working on defining the Community Collaborative’s mission, vision, and structure. The next meeting will be Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Everyone is invited to participate in this upcoming meeting. We really encourage attendance because we want to make sure we get as many folks at the table as possible to share their ideas

September Meeting Minutes

November Meeting Minutes

December Meeting Agenda

 

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TESG depends on our family partners to accomplish our goals, just as you depend on TESG to provide the best possible education for your child. Family involvement is a cornerstone of our charter and mission, and our vibrant parent community does amazing things for our school.  We engage families through parent-teacher conferences, school events and volunteering. We seek to welcome and connect all of our families to the school. We believe increased parent engagement is a one of the single most important contributors to student and school success. 

We understand that not all families have time during the school day to give working on our campus, and so we do not mandate a specific number of volunteer hours a family must give. But TESG appreciates your time and energy, and welcomes your ideas! Throughout the school year, our weekly newsletter will announce opportunities to get involved with the school community.

Whole-School Opportunities

There are so many ways to get involved and be a part of TESG! Watch your House newsletter for grade level specific opportunities, but the whole school also needs volunteers regularly. Right now, we are looking for help with the following tasks:

  • Organizing in the copy room
  • Leveling recently donated books
  • Organizing classroom libraries
  • Chromebook repair

Classroom Opportunities

Volunteering in your child’s classroom is another way to connect with TESG. We seek to make the time you spend in our school as productive as possible for you, for teachers, and for the students. If you wish to volunteer in your child’s classroom, please communicate with them directly via email. They will let you know what times they would welcome some extra hands and what tasks they would like their volunteers to do. While you are always welcome to accompany your child to their classroom in the morning before 8:30, we do ask that out of respect for the teacher and their daily plans, you communicate in advance if you wish to volunteer the classroom. All volunteers will sign in through Ident-a-kid in the front office before they spend time in the school.

For more information, please refer to the TESG Volunteer Guidelines in Appendix 7 and to our volunteer policy here. 

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Every 2nd Thursday from 6:00-7:30

At these events, families can find out about what the Community Collaborative is doing and how to get involved; build relationships with fellow families; and learn more about TESG’s mission, philosophy, and methodologies from community experts. Family Nights will be held the second Thursday of each month. Watch the newsletter for more details!

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Find out more about the School Improvement Team here.